Review - Moulding of Communists (Meyer)

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In his book Physiologie du Parti Communiste Francais, A. Rossi writes: "le parti ne pourrait pas exister sans ses cadres permanents et solides, sans une certaine 'continuité' qui survive aux changements d'hommes et de tactique. II doit pouvoir compter sur la fidelité . . . surtout de ses militants 'responsables.' Le parti vaut finalement ce que valent ces derniers. D'ou l'extreme importance qu'a pour lui une bonne 'politique des cadres' " (p. 337). Rossi and a handful of other writers --especially Czeslaw Milosz, Angela Calomiris, Gerhart Niemeyer, and Jules Monnerot--have helped us to understand how people are recruited into the Communist party, how their former loyalties and values are replaced by faith in Marxism-Leninism and in Moscow, and the nature of this faith. Frank Meyer in The Moulding of Communists--one in a series of books published by the Fund for the Republic on Communism in American Life, under the general editorship of Clinton Rossiter--not only broadens our understanding of Communist recruitment and training,
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course ECON 530 taught by Professor Giertz during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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